My child has cancer

When your child is diagnosed with cancer, it propels you into a new world. Parents talk about switching to ‘survival mode’ and just trying to get through it. Whether you’re staying in the hospital or holding it together at home, it’s not easy. But the challenges you face each day are made easier with the right advice and support. That’s where we come in. This is your go-to place for everything you might need, no matter how long it’s been since this all began.

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My child’s cancer and treatment

Information for parents and carers about their child's cancer and treatment.

Your health and wellbeing

Your child's cancer can take a toll on your wellbeing. Here's how to look after yourself.

Your family, friends and relationships

The people in your life can provide valuable support when your child has cancer. Here's how.


Here, parents can find help with benefits, insurance and the extra costs of cancer.


Information for parents and carers about their child's school and education when they have cancer.

In the hospital

The care, facilities and support you can expect from your child's hospital or place of treatment.

Common challenges for parents

Get straight to what’s most important to you. Here are the most common issues from other parents.

Guides for the people in your life

People will want to know how they can help you. Share these guides with them. It’ll give them the knowledge and support they need too.

For children, from children

“What do you do if you’re bored in hospital?”, “What was it like when you went back to school?”, “Did you feel scared when you heard the news?”

Children and teenagers share their stories and experiences of living with cancer, and what tips and advice they’d give to others.

Tell us what you think

We’re doing some research into the impact we’re having, and would really like to hear from you! If you’ve got a Young Lives vs Cancer grant, stayed in one our of Homes from Home or used our online tools and information, and are happy to have a quick chat on the phone, then please fill in your details.

Someone from our agency, Rocket Science, will get in touch with you by email to arrange a convenient time to have a chat.